Faustine Cros
A life like any other
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A life like any other

A life like any other

Faustine Cros

2022
68 min.
France and Belgium
French
Subtitles: Catalan and Spanish

Faustine's father immortalized in family films the most beautiful moments of his life, or that's what he thought.

Online Screenings
From Until Venue
Jun 10, 2024 Jun 24, 2024 Biblioteca Pública de Lleida View
Jun 14, 2024 Jun 28, 2024 Centre Cívic Santa Eugènia View
Jun 14, 2024 Jun 28, 2024 Serveis Territorials de Cultura a Tarragona
Jun 14, 2024 Jun 28, 2024 Museu del Cinema View
Live Screenings
Date Time City Venue Price
06/22/2024 19:00 Premià de Mar Patronat Social Premianenc €4.00 Buy
06/23/2024 19:00 Tortosa Teatre Auditori Felip Pedrell View
06/24/2024 19:30 Salamanca Universidad de Salamanca - Teatro Juan del Enzina
06/24/2024 19:30 Zamora Salón de Actos del Campus Viriato (Zamora)

Datasheet

Show
Direction
Faustine Cros
Sound
Jean-Louis Cros, Faustine Cros
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Production
Dérives, Les Films d’Ici
Edition
Cédric Zoenen, Faustine Cros
Synopsis

Faustine's father immortalized in family films the most beautiful moments of his life, or that's what he thought. Today, the filmmaker returns to these films to tell another story: that of a woman who sees her role as a mother slowly taking away her freedom.

About the direction
Faustine Cros

Faustine Cros

Director

Born in 1988, Faustine Cros graduated from INSAS (Belgium) in publishing. In his work, she plays wit...

Awards and festivals

L’Alternativa
Spain, 2022
Festival de cinéma En ville
Belgium, 2023
Dok Leipzig
Germany, 2022
Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries
Egipt, 2023
One World Prague
Czech Republic, 2023
Faustine Cros
A life like any other
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Reviews

“A searching and honest recalibration of one family’s narrative, as the director reinterprets her father’s obsessive home movies from her mother’s perspective of domestic unfulfillment.”

— Carmen Gray, The Film Verdict

“[Cros’s] documentary is a sensitive and sympathetic portrait of the outstanding personality of her mother. But it is also a unique and unprecedented portrayal of the destructive impact of the daily routine of motherly care.”

— Melita Zajc, Modern Times Review

A Life Like Any Other is a delicate and sensitive personal film in which Cros produces an in-depth portrait of an era, without making any judgement of her father, or men in general. The combination of archive footage, interviews and observation is exquisitely edited by Cédric Zoenen and Cros (who is herself an experienced editor) to balance the love that clearly exists in the family with the most telling, painful moments.

— Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa